Today's News

  • The Garden Gate: Tulips inspired paintings, fests and a Tiny Tim ditty in the ’60s

    “Come tiptoe through the tulips with me,” was the refrain of a popular song from a number of years ago.

    It comes to mind now because  spring is when tulips are in bloom. Their beautiful colors of red, gold, white and variegated shades adorn gardens and parks.

  • Arrests: May 18-23, 2012

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.

    May 18 — William Thomas Wampler, 42, 185 Mountain View Road, Harriman: DUI and driving on revoked/suspended license. Bond $1,000; court date July 30.

    • Robyn Lea White, 34, 310 Ridgeview Drive, Oliver Springs: forgery. Bond $3,000; court date June 25.

  • Property Transfers: March 30, 2012

    Property deed transfers as recorded at the Roane County Courthouse March 30:

    From Darin M. Bennett to Jennifer M. Dowker by quit-claim deed, Dist. 5, 2 parcels Eureka Road, $0.

    From Kelly Denise Pridemore Bunch to Daniel Eddie Bunch by quit-claim deed, Dist. 3, 2 tracts, $0.

    From Charles M. Freeman and Shirley J. Freeman to Jake Almond and Sally Almond by warranty deed, Dist. 2, 0.607 acre, Holiday Shores, Lot 39R, $12,500.

  • Goodbye Dyllis
  • GUEST OPINION: Teacher needs a few lessons, too

    First Amendment Center
    In this contentious election year, it seems almost quaint to hear someone insist that it’s socially incorrect — and possibly illegal — to criticize the president of the United States as opposed to a candidate for the office.

  • Plaque to be placed for child who starved

    The Roane County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Child Advocacy Center of the Ninth Judicial District is accepting donations to go toward the purchase of a tree and plaque in memory of Clifford Dotson, a 2-year-old Roane County boy who was reportedly starved to death.

    The tree and plaque will be located at the Child Advocacy Center at 887 Hwy. 70 West, Lenoir City.

    The Child Advocacy Center is a nonprofit agency that serves abused children from Roane, Loudon, Meigs and Morgan counties.

  • Kingston moves ahead on loan for new city hall

    Last week, city of Kingston officials met with Tennessee Municipal Bond Fund marketing representative Steve Walker to close a $2 million loan to purchase and renovate a professional building at 900 Waterford Place in Ladd Landing.
    The building will be the future home of the Kingston Municipal Plaza.

  • Harriman farmers market opens June 2

    Harriman’s farmers market is returning Saturday.

    Those planning to attend are encouraged to go early to get the best opportunity to grab fresh produce sold by local producers — not resellers.

    The items for sale will be what is in season.

    Pat Mynatt, whose husband, Councilman Ken Mynatt, is overseeing this year’s market, said potatoes, squash, onions, cabbage, broccoli, walnuts, eggs and honey will be among items for sale at the first market.

  • Famed editor’s newspaper collection moves to LMU

    Retired newspaper publisher and editor Walter T. Pulliam — who once published The Harriman Record — has given his extensive historical newspaper collection to Lincoln Memorial University.

    The collection includes more than 700 newspapers dating back to the 1600s.

    This extraordinary collection is highlighted by the largest newspaper ever published — George Roberts’ Constellation.

    Published in New York in 1859, the eight pages are 3 feet by 4 feet, opened the sheet is 6 feet by 8 feet.

  • Turkey hunters enjoy success in 2012

    Tennessee turkey hunters again posted another successful spring season as the harvest for 2012 again nears 34,000 as reports continued to trickle in to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.